The first Woodrow Webb Memorial Scholarship for $500 will be awarded January,
2010, to a pre-veterinary student.
Deadline for applications, November 1, 2009. To apply, download application by
This scholarship is donated annually in memory of Woody Webb, a golden/lab mix
who came into my life in 2002 and was a constant joy and delight until his death
June 15, 2009.
In Loving MemoryWoody: Born-?, Died June 15, 2009
What a funny surprise, what a compliment You lifted your leg and marked me at the dog park, I was yours, And how I loved you back right after we met, Neglected, passed around, you were ready for love.
Your sand-paper tongue never stopped kissing You even made $43 at a kissing booth, You were all love, all the time A tender, gentle soul born to give love.
How I’ll miss your face at the window Watching every time I left (I stopped to wave), And your old-man snoring and your piles of hair Coming out in sprouts and tufts in spring and fall
I never knew your birthday, never knew your age I only knew that every time, all the time, you Danced when you saw me, even on arthritic old legs And you’ll be forever in my heart, my sweet, gentle soul
The ache gets worse, not better I see you everywhere, by the couch where you lay, In the holes you proudly dug in the yard Under your Woody tree, appreciating the sunshine
I see you running through the park in younger days Digging a spot in the carpet to sleep close to me Always kissing me one time before you curled up for the night My gentle, soul, my darling Woody
You tolerated silly Santa hats and other nonsense You patiently allowed Kieran to kiss your fur You stepped back when Jacques ate your food You were always my gentle, tender soul
I don’t know how to live without you You went too quickly, I could hardly say goodbye I stroked your white belly as they gave you the injection And told you I loved you as you gently, softly died.
Special thanks to these donors to Woody's scholarship fund:
Phyllis & Mike Snedecker
Some Special Thoughts
one absolutely unselfish friend
That a man can have
In this selfish world,
The one that never deserts him,
The one that never proves ungrateful
Or treacherous, is his dog…
He will kiss the hand that has
No food to offer…
When all other friends desert, he remains. George G. Vest: Speech U.S. Senate, 1884
"How you behave toward cats here below determines your
status in Heaven." - Robert A. Heinlein
History is more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. Alexander Pope
are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats."